Conversations with Authors - Sigrid Nunez (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Laura van den Berg



Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.

 

A note from Sigrid:

Dear all,

My thanks to Elaine for inviting me to talk with Laura van den Berg last night. I hope everyone listening enjoyed it, and I send you all a very big warm thanks from me for being there.

And since we were talking about humor in fiction, I’d like to recommend a book by Cathleen Schine, a novelist with, among many other gifts, a marvelous comic touch. The book came out a couple of years ago and is soon out in paperback: The Grammarians. Another book that came out recently that I’d like to recommend is Peter Cameron’s beautiful new novel What Happens at Night.

With all best wishes,
—Sigrid

 

Sigrid Nunez’s new novel What Are You Going Through—a surprising story about empathy and the unusual ways one person can help another through—offers a moving and provocative portrait of the way we live now.

Sigrid is the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, For Rouenna, and the National Book Award-winning The Friend, among others. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She has been the recipient of several awards, including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Nunez lives in New York City.

Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her third collection of stories, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, was published in July. Born and raised in Florida, Laura splits her time between the Boston area and Central Florida, with her husband and dog.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their own books, as well as Sigrid's recommended titles.

 

 

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The Grammarians: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280116
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - September 3rd, 2019

The Grammarians: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758231
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Published: Picador - November 10th, 2020

What Happens at Night Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226967
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735219458
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633348
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 7th, 2014

Salvation City Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485374
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2011

The Last of Her Kind: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312425944
Availability: Special Order
Published: Picador - December 12th, 2006

For Rouenna: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312420635
Availability: Special Order
Published: Picador - November 15th, 2002

Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury Cover Image
By Sigrid Nunez, Peter Cameron (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781593765828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soft Skull Press - August 6th, 2019

A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312422738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - December 27th, 2005

What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941531877
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Published: Dzanc Books - March 28th, 2017

The Isle of Youth: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374177232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: FSG Originals - November 5th, 2013

Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374536077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2016

The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214881
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374102098
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 28th, 2020